Judith Hill: A True Force of Nature
We are in the midst of National Women’s History month, and yesterday (March 8) was International Women’s Day. With that in mind, we are thinking about the women who lit up Jam Cruise back in February, three in particular.
Kanika Moore, vocalist for Doom Flamingo and who also works with TAUK, established herself as queen with her two shows with Doom and appearances with Everyone Orchestra and the Dave Watts Super Jam. The new star was Kylie Auldist, dynamic vocalist with The Bamboos, a long-established Australian funk band playing their first shows in the U.S. (well, floating offshore). She joined Moore as female vocalist of Everyone Orchestra.
The third was a performer we had never heard of before researching prior to Jam Cruise: Judith Hill. (And we missed her in Tampa in January!) Let’s just say we were late to the party. We heard her on stage three times, and all three completely blown away. The first was when she joined Everyone Orchestra for a blistering blues. She is a great vocalist, yes, but her guitar shredding was incredible!
Several hours later, she was on stage with Dark Side of the Swamp & Honey Island Swamp Band. She sang and played on “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2,” leading the song into a Stevie Wonder “Higher Ground” vamp with the very appropriate “Teachers… keep on teachin’.” WOW. So it was no surprise that she and Moore were on stage with Dave Watts Super Jam to sing… “Higher Ground”! She and Sammi Garett also sang “Who Is She.”
Judith Hill just finished a dozen dates on either side of Jam Cruise. She has a pair of shows in Los Angeles this weekend before jetting off to Hawaii and then New Zealand for the Auckland Arts Festival! And clearly Europe knows what’s up, as she has 22 dates in 33 days beginning in April.
Check her out online and when she tours anywhere near you!
03/10 Catalina Jazz Club | Los Angeles CA
03/11 Catalina Jazz Club | LosAngeles CA
03/14 Blue Note Hawaii | Honolulu HI
03/18-19 Auckland Arts Festival | Auckland NZL
04/04 Scene En Mer | Petit-Caux FRA
04/05 New Morning | Paris FRA
04/06 Artplexe Canebière | Marseille | Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur FRA
04/07 Le Karavan Theatre | Chassieu FRA
04/08 Cinema Les Lobis | Centre-Val de Loire | Blois FRA
04/09 L’Estran | Guidel FRA
04/11 Le Colisée de Lens | Lens Hauts-de-France | FRA
04/14 Moods | Zürich CHE
04/15 Le Singe | Biel/Bienne CHE
04/16 INDUSTRIE36 | Rorschach CHE
04/19 Pustervik | Gothenburg SWE
04/20 Cosmopolite | Oslo NOR
04/21 Grenswerk Venlo | Venlo NLD
04/22 Patronaat | Haarlem NLD
04/23 De Duycker | Hoofddorp NLD
04/26 Korjaamo Culture Factory | Helsinki FIN
04/27 – 04/28Villa Felber | Ermatingen CHE
04/29 Kammgarn | Hard AUT
04/30 Kaminwerk | Memmingen DEU
05/03 Jazz Café | London GBR
05/04 The Stoller Hall | Manchester GBR
05/06 Mupa | Budapest HUN
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